Samantha Taylor

Samantha Taylor





Services & Industries


J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2020

B.A., magna cum laude, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2015

Bar & Court Admissions

Oregon State Bar

North Carolina State Bar

Washington State Bar

Samantha is an attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department where she works with clients on a broad range of complex commercial disputes. She is experienced in helping clients conduct internal investigations, as well as prepare for pre-trial hearings and arbitrations. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Samantha was a litigation associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP in North Carolina.

Samantha received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. While in law school, she won first place in UNC’s Holderness Moot Court 1L Competition. She also served as the Senior Articles Editor for the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate environmental law course at Duke University, and worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Stephani W. Humrickhouse of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Samantha enjoys hiking, antique shopping (and refinishing furniture), reading, and podcasts.

Community Involvement & Activities

Classroom Law Project
Cleveland High School Constitution Team – Volunteer, Coach

Professional Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association

Samantha Taylor Joins Oregon Parks Forever Board of Trustees

Tonkon Torp associate Samantha Taylor has joined the Board of Trustees for Oregon Parks Forever. She also serves as the Secretary on the organization’s Executive Committee. Oregon Parks Forever raises funds and builds partnerships to restore and create new facilities and sites in the Oregon state, county, and local park and forest system.

Tonkon Torp Attorneys Lead Roundtable for Greater Portland Compliance Association

Tonkon Torp attorneys Christopher Pallanch, Sam Taylor, Jarell Hunt, and Jessica Morgan led a recent informational session on timely topics important to compliance professionals. The educational roundtable was hosted by the Greater Portland Compliance Association at the Tonkon Torp offices.

Samantha Taylor Joins Tonkon Torp Litigation Department

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 22, 2022) Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes associate Samantha Taylor to its Litigation Department. “Moving to Oregon and joining Tonkon Torp was one of those right time, right place decisions,” shared Ms. Taylor.

What You Need to Know about the FTC Safeguards Rule

By Samantha Taylor and Jarell Hunt – The compliance deadline for implementation of certain requirements of the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, better known as the “Safeguards Rule,” is June 9, 2023. 

SEC Division of Examinations Announces 2023 Priorities

By Samantha Taylor, Christopher Pallanch, and Jessica A. Morgan – On February 7, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations announced its fiscal year 2023 examination priorities. This year, the Division continues its focus on protecting investors by prioritizing examinations on a risk-based approach to ensure compliance with federal securities laws and rules and to respond to the various risks posed by evolving technology.

Publications & Presentations

“What You Need to Know about the FTC Safeguards Rule,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, May. 2023

“SEC Division of Examinations Announces 2023 Priorities,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, Feb. 2023